Using Botox injections for dental problems and facial wrinkles
Botox is a common neuromodulator used in many areas of medicine. Our dental team at Dos Caminos Dental of Camarillo, California, can use it for issues such as TMJ/TMD, bruxism, chronic headaches, or facial wrinkles. Keep reading to learn how this injectable treatment can help you!
What is Botox?
Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that involves injecting tiny amounts of a purified form of botulinum toxin into specific muscles throughout the face. This temporarily paralyzes them, reducing wrinkles and fine lines and giving the face a smoother, younger-looking appearance. In addition, dentists like Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad) can use Botox and fillers for dental problems such as TMJ/TMD. These conditions are associated with the jaw joints, or temporomandibular joints, surrounded by muscles that tense and contract, causing discomfort and pain for many individuals.
Who administers Botox at Dos Caminos Dental?
Botox injections are usually done by an experienced medical professional, such as a dermatologist or dentist. The effects typically wear off after several months, and repeat treatments may be necessary to maintain results. It’s important to note that Botox should only be administered by a qualified healthcare provider like Dr. Soltanirad, who has been appropriately trained in its use.
What can I expect during my Botox injection appointment with my dentist?
At your appointment, Dr. Soltanirad will assess the areas of your face that need to be treated with Botox and discuss the desired results. He will then administer a series of tiny injections into the muscles using a very thin needle. Following the procedure, you may experience some tightness or tenderness in the area, but this should subside after a few days. Results typically appear within two weeks and last up to four months before another treatment is needed.
Call our professionals today to learn more about Botox and other cosmetic treatments available!
Dos Caminos Dental offers professional and safe Botox treatments for individuals who want to improve their appearance or reduce symptoms from TMJ/TMD. To learn more about our services and how we can help you reach your esthetic goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ali Soltanirad (Dr. Rad).
Call (805) 427-8841 to request a visit at our office, conveniently located at 2438 Ponderosa Drive N. C-111 in Camarillo, CA.